Flare design project

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Flare design project
Analysis of a multi-tip sonic/subsonic flare installed on an onshore process plant. Flow rate 160 kg/s. Ignition by pilot flames. The focus of this project was twofold: 1) the operational aspects related to start-up and ignition of the flare by pilots, 2) to design a flare that satisfied the requirements to radiation and noise to the neighbourhood.

ComputIT has assisted the client with design of the flare and choice of tip vendor, based on detailed simulations of the ignition and combustion processes of the flame by KFX®.

The plots below show radiation to ground (left) and noise progation (right) at ground level at the plant and the neighbouring area.

The video shows KFX® simulation of the ignition of the flare by pilot flames.

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